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Saturn's rings at their Best!

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posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:46 PM
Hay, it seems to be my month for rings. [snip] I bring you Saturn's rings at their Best!
The story can be found here
Tonight, Saturn is at opposition--directly opposite the sun in the skies of Earth.

Saturn will rise at sunset and continues it's ascension until midnight. About this time, Saturn is in close to opposition and the rings brighten. This is the Seeliger Effect. In the photo above, you will notice a Northern Electrostatic Disturbance, this was detected by the spacecraft Cassini a few days ago.
It can be seen as a white patch north of the green belt.

Artists rendition of Cassini

If you need assistance in locating Saturn, try the program Stellarium. I believe some cellphone apps are available as well.
It can be found here
edit on 15-4-2012 by elevatedone because: removed link to other thread.

posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 05:04 PM
Already posted here.

I can't wait for our skies to clear so I can get my scope on her.

posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 05:06 PM
add to existing thread : Here


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